Have you ever had an AHA moment? Well, I had an “accidental” aha moment one day while working on a project using ColorBox® Metallic Pigment Ink!
I will show you how I created the texture on this tag using faux mica flakes created with Pigment Ink and Embossing Powder; this technique can be used with any color Ink!
Scratching your head yet? To begin, you will need a non-stick work surface to do this technique-my choice is freezer paper! First, using direct to surface, press the Metallic Ink pad onto the shiny surface of the freezer paper several times until coverage is opaque. Once there’s a satisfactory amount of Ink on the surface, sprinkle with Gold Sparkle Embossing Powder until completely covered (pour the excess back into the container).
Next, heat emboss the embossing powder until it’s completely melted. You will end up with something like this!
The magic occurs when I crumple the freezer paper from the bottom until the embossing begins to break. Continue to do so until all of the embossing has broken away from the surface. Our Basic Necessities Jars store the flakes perfectly!
At this point, I prepare my tag’s background and place the die-cut flowers and frame. I apply a thin layer of Glue Gloss to the portions of the tag that I wanted additional texture and simply sprinkle on the flakes! I lightly pressed the flakes onto the tag and dump the excess back into the jar!
The flakes add texture and bling to the tag!
This technique is super easy! The “mica” color possibilities are endless! We would love to see your creations using faux mica flakes!
- ColorBox® Teresa Collins Metallic Pigment Ink “Glitz Gold”
- ColorBox® Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx Refill “Peridot”
- ColorBox® Embossing Powder “Gold Sparkle”
- Glue Gloss
- ColorBox® Spritzers: “Pumpkin, Seattle Sky, Mermaid”
- ColorBox® Archival Dye Ink “Wicked Black”
- Basic Necessities .05 oz Jars
- watercolor paper
- die-cuts (flowers and labels), sticker embellishments, manila tag